Melosira americana Kützing 1844
Melosira americana Kützing 1844: 55, pl. 30: fig. 69
Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1844). Die Kieselschaligen Bacillarien oder Diatomeen. pp. [i-vii], -152, pls 1-30. Nordhausen: zu finden bei W. Köhne.
Publication date: 7-9 Nov 1844
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Orthoseira americana (Kützing) Round, R.M.Crawford & D.G.Mann ex Spaulding & Kociolek
Type locality: Tropical America (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: Lindenberg comm. Binder; freshwater. (Index Nominum Algarum
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to America.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a freshwater species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Spaulding, S.A. & Kociolek, J.P. (1998). The diatom genus Orthoseira: ultrastructure and morphological variation in two species from Madagascar with comments on nomenclature in the genus. Diatom Research 13(1): 133-147, 4 figs, 1 table.
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Verified by: 21 November 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 September 2021.